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The Gala Theatre

Millennium Place
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 03000 266 600

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The Gala Theatre

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Prices vary according to performance. Please see website for details.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Clare282013
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Jack and the beanstalk
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th December 2016
    Visited here for panto which we do every year. Once again another great show with lots of laughs and fun for all of the family. Read full review
  • central62
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Jack and the Beanstalk at Gala theatre Durham
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th December 2016
    I went to see this pantomime with family. It is an excellent production written by 2 members of the cast. It had everything from jokes. squirting water, cream pies, all to make the audience laugh... Read full review
  • Linda O
    Sunderland, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 29th December 2016
    The panto jack and the beanstalk is absolutely amazing yet again a brilliant effort from all the cast This panto yet again beats some of the big pantos Well done everyone keep up the good work and... Read full review


Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Infra red loop system.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe bar for 75 people. Serving hot and cold beverages and snacks.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 500
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 2 meeting rooms

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (2 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 20:30
Sunday14:30 - 20:30
Bank Holiday14:30 - 20:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 into Durham city.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Durham. Regular buses into the centre of Durham from across the region.

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Saturday, 18th March 2017 - Saturday, 18th March 2017

The Gala Theatre - Al Murray Let’s Go Backwards TogetherPublican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show.
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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 - Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

The Gala Theatre - Count Arthur Strong - The Sound of MucusUsing stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss.
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Wednesday, 1st February 2017 - Wednesday, 1st February 2017

The Gala Theatre - Opera Master ClassDurham Opera Ensemble is proud to present an open workshop on their performance of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Come and see this sneak preview and some outstanding coaching from Sarah Fox (soprano).
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Gala Theatre - Funny Bones Comedy Club Our monthly dose of Friday night funnies returns with a mix of seasoned stand - ups and new comedic talents ready to have you laughing your socks off!
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Tuesday, 31st January 2017 - Tuesday, 31st January 2017

The Gala Theatre - Durham Vocal Festival: The Northern LightsThe Northern Lights are a mixed a cappella group made up of Durham University students from a wide variety of subjects and backgrounds. Performing a cappella takes on RnB, indie and dance hits to name but a few,they are an extremely talented and passionate group who seek to thrill their audiences...
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Sunday, 5th February 2017 - Sunday, 5th February 2017

Gala Theatre: The Pitmen PoetsEx-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England’s...
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Friday, 3rd February 2017 - Friday, 3rd February 2017

Gala Theatre - The Tempest Presented by RSC LiveSimon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and...
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Gala Theatre - The Empty Nester's ClubIf your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher’s flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted! Featuring a host...
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Friday, 10th February 2017 - Friday, 10th February 2017

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Tuesday, 31st January 2017 - Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Gala Theatre - Durham Vocal Festival The Northen Lights are a mixed a cappella group made up of Durham University students from a wide variety of subjects and backgrounds. Performing a cappela takes on RnB, indie and dance hits to name but a few. Starts 7:30pm
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Thursday, 9th February 2017 - Thursday, 9th February 2017

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Saturday, 11th February 2017 - Saturday, 11th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: The Wizard Of OzAdapted from the screenplay by John Kane with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Durham High School for Girls return to the Gala Theatre stage with the musical favourite A Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion on their perilous journey to seek their...
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Friday, 3rd February 2017 - Friday, 3rd February 2017

Gala Theatre - Mitch Benn - Don't Fear the ReaperIt’s been a morbid time for “the country’s leading musical satirist” (The Times); he’s turned 46 – over the hill by anyone’s standards – his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him… But is death...
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Friday, 24th February 2017 - Friday, 24th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: The Horne Section Following their hit BBC Radio 4 series, and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, don’t miss everyone’s favourite Dictionary Corner regulars on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdownand the first band to ever host Never Mind The Buzzcocks! 2000 Start
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Sunday, 12th February 2017 - Sunday, 12th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: Susan CalmanIt's Susan's tenth year in comedy and she's back with a brand new show. She's ready to recreate a storm, set the record straight and give it to the man (whoever he is). Incidentally, she would also like to be Batman. Ninety minutes of comedy that you will enjoy if you're over 16, like what she...
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Tuesday, 14th February 2017 - Tuesday, 14th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: Hits of the West End and BroadwayAn exciting collection of song and dance from biggest hits of the West End and Broadway, including The Lion King, Jersey Boys, School of Rock and many more. A collaboration of students from the acting and dance programmes perform along with live music from the music department. Join us for this...
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Thursday, 16th February 2017 - Thursday, 16th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: Saint Joan ScreeningGeorge Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As on of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the fabric of feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Les...
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Friday, 17th February 2017 - Saturday, 18th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: A Midsummer Night's DreamAllow yourself to step into this spellbinding tale of lovers. In the depths of the enchanted forest, watch as their worlds collide on a mystical midsummer night, swarmed by mischievous fairies and rustics. As they venture into the unknown they are faced with an array of trials and tribulations....
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Sunday, 19th February 2017 - Sunday, 19th February 2017

Gala Theatre - ComedyFest For one night only, the three biggest names in student comedy are coming together!  Join the Durham Revue and their friends, the Cambridge Footlights and the Oxford Revue, and satisfy your craving for comedy. 2000 start
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Monday, 20th February 2017 - Monday, 20th February 2017

Gala Theatre - Ruby WaxThe follow-up to her sell-out touring show Sane New World, which helped us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thnking, Frazzled is funny, insightful and a passprt to saner living. 19:30 start
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Tuesday, 21st February 2017 - Tuesday, 21st February 2017

Gala Theatre - Biff Bang Pow In aid of St.Cuthberts Hospice, an evening of music from the 60’s and 70’s performed by two popular North East bands, After Midnight and The Fix.
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Friday, 24th February 2017 - Saturday, 25th February 2017

Gala Theatre - Sponge Sponge is about all things spongy: a child’s ability to soak things up like a sponge, a nice piece of cake or the squashy, squishy texture that fascinates children and adults alike.
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Monday, 23rd January 2017 - Monday, 23rd January 2017

The Gala Theatre - The Tin RingHear the story of Zdenka Fantlova, one of the handful of Holocaust survivors still alive today. Born in then Czechoslovakia, Fantlova was 17 when the war began and she was given a tin ring by her first love, Arno.
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Monday, 27th February 2017 - Monday, 27th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: Matt FordeIt's My Political Party (and I'll Cry if I want to) Following the UK's most important referendum until the next one, Matt Forde celebrates why it's great/awful that we're in/out of the EU/UK/NATO/whatever the hell happens next. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance 2015, Have I Got News For...
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Monday, 27th February 2017 - Monday, 27th February 2017

The Gala Theatre: Iain StirlingOnwards! Triple BAFTA award nominee and narrator of ITV2's Love Island Iain explores the perception of his generation within today's society. As well as looking at their function within it. Are all young people self-entitled, ego maniacs that can't get off their phones? Come to the show and find...
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Wednesday, 1st March 2017 - Wednesday, 1st March 2017

The Gala Theatre: Mark ThomasMark's The Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with multi award winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed. A story of strtrikes, fights, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer, burgers and burger slingers. Pickets, placardsfriendship, love, history, dreams and above all...
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Thursday, 2nd March 2017 - Saturday, 4th March 2017

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Sunday, 5th March 2017 - Sunday, 5th March 2017

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Tuesday, 7th March 2017 - Tuesday, 7th March 2017

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